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The Many Different Sides of Scotland

By | November 3, 2014
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Duke of Wellington Statue, Glasgow Photo by Kim Haynes, 2014. Reproduced here with permission

The classic image of Scotland today is of the Highlands, but there is so much more to it than that.  We encountered several regional identities on our journey in Scotland, and we heard many different sides to its story.  Although the SNP had framed the debate as Scotland versus England, the final vote on the referendum confirmed that all the Scotlands that we met would remain at least for now within Britain’s broader family of nations.

Interested in learning more? Check out our tour of Scotland’s Treasures!

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Cassandra Hannahs

With a Ph.D. in medieval history, Cassandra Hannahs spent most of her academic career at Middlebury College in Vermont, where she was a tenured professor of history. At Middlebury, Cassandra regularly taught courses on Celtic, Viking and Anglo-Norman Studies, as well as more general courses on the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the history of Christianity. In her research and lectures, Cassandra explores the cultural and political exchanges that have historically linked Ireland, Scotland, England, and Europe. As Study Leader for the Smithsonian since 2000, she enjoys sharing her love and knowledge of the British Isles and Ireland with travelers on land and sea.

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